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Monday, September 18 ...

Monday, September 18

7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration
8:30 AM 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:15 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker 1 +Q&A: “The Value Proposition: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s Role in the Economy’s Future.” Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Keynote Speaker 2 + Q&A: "The Vision of Dry-Grind Corn Biorefining and the Desired Impact on the Future of the Biorefining Industry" Jeremy Javers, ICM
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM 3:00 PM Session 1: From production to bio-production: Successes and challenges in remaking chemical manufacturing
    Session Chairs: Doug Cameron, First Green Partners
11:15 AM 11:45 AM "Engineering Challenges in Commercializing Genomatica’s 1,4-Butanediol Bioprocess – Attention to Detail Matters" Joe Kuterbach, Genomatica
11:45 AM 12:15 PM "Renewable polymers as a carbon capture tool" Mateus Schreiner G Lopes, Braskem
12:15 PM 12:45 PM “Production of Bio-Based Long Chain Diacids” Jose Laplaza, Verdezyne
12:45 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 2:30 PM "Industrial Biotechnology in the Flavor and Fragrance Industry" Andreas Taglieber , Firmench
2:30 PM 3:00 PM “Ginkgo Bioworks: Building a new scale of biology for diverse partners and markets that rely on microbe engineering.” Kevin Madden, Ginkgo Bioworks 
3.00PM  3:30PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Session 2: The next wave: New Technologies in bioprocess, modeling, analytics, and strain engineering
    Session Chairs: Joel Cherry, Amyris
3:30 PM 3:50 PM "Mining uncultured genetic diversity for high value enzymes and natural products." Jeff Kim, Radiant
3:50 PM 4:20 PM "Protein and Metabolic Pathway Design for Industrial Biotechnology" Alexandre Zanghellini, Arzeda
4:20 PM 4:40 PM

"Harnessing the power of nature to address global challenges" 

Rob Brown,  Synthetic Genomics Inc

4:40 PM 5:00 PM "A Swan in the Making"  Tim Gardner, Riffyn
5:00 PM 5:20 PM “Integrative Bioengineering: From Discovery to Commercialization” Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute
5.45 PM 7:00 PM  Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, September 19

7:00 AM 3:00 PM Registration
8:30 AM 9:00AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Keynote Speaker 3 +Q&A: “ Navigating Due Diligence for Investments, M&As, Strategic Partnering, or Project Finance” - Ron Cascone, Nexant
9:45 AM  10:30 AM Keynote Speaker 4 +Q&A:  “De-commoditization: why winning hearts and minds of customers is the key to success in chemicals” Brook PorterKleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM 1:00 PM Session 3: ‘Sugar is King’: Panel Q&A Talk with 1G and 2G sugar production for bioproducts
    Session Chairs: Vineet Rajgarhia, Total
10:45 AM 11:15 AM "Title Pending"Jill Zullo,Cargill
11:15 AM 11:45 AM "Customized enzyme technologies for commercial biorefineries- Novoyzmes’ solutions for biomass sugars" - James Broering, Novozymes
11:45 AM 12:15 PM "Clean Sugar Technology™ Pathway, a Proven Low Cost Raw Material for the Biochemical Industry” - Neal JakelFluid Quip Process Technologies
12:15 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Session 4: Bioprocess optimizers - Latent opportunity for the industry by using new tools
    Session Chairs: Todd Pray, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
1:30 PM 2:00 PM “Commercialization of TransFerm Yield+, an engineered yeast for fuel ethanol production” Kevin Wenger, Lallemand
2:00 PM 2:30 PM "Systematic genome engineering and high throughput fermentation as key drivers towards improved microbial and process performance" - Bart Haverkorn, Zymergen
2:30 PM 3:00 PM "Maximizing Carbon Conversion for Acetone and Isopropanol with Mixoferm" - Bryan Tracy, White Dog Labs
3:00 PM 3:30 PM "Next-generation platforms for strain optimization: Reducing the cost and time for commercializing novel molecules" Sunil ChandranAmyris
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM 5:20 PM Session 5: New Molecules that could be game-changers as future biobased products
    Session Chairs: Kevin Madden, Ginkgo Bioworks
4:00 PM 4:20 PM "Lygos' Bio-Malonic Acid(TM) Products and Technology Platform" - Eric Steen, Lygos
4:20 PM 4:40 PM "Sophisticated plastics from simple sugars" - Kechun Zhang, Valerian Materials
4:40 PM 5:00 PM “The Case Against Product Performance” - Kyle Huston, Genomatica
5:00 PM 5:20 PM "Green algae as a unique platform for producing colostrum proteins" - Xun Wang, Triton Algae Innovations
5:20 PM 5:30 PM Final Remarks